DJ MAG UK said of him “Pagano has emerged as one of Italy’s finest DJs. An accomplished hand in the studio and behind the decks… Pagano is no overnight DJ sensation. A keen studier of sound, the man is obsessed with finding obscure gems and unique cuts and layering them together in his own inimitable manner”
Through the years Pagano has collected under his belt a series of high profile DJ residencies including London’s club EGG and the legendary TRADE and has DJed at some of the most renown venues worldwide including Amnesia, Space Ibiza, Privilege, Ministry Of Sound, Fabric, Stereo (Montreal), Coda (Toronto), The Brooklyn Mirage (NYC), Space (Miami), Razzmatazz (Barcelona), Fuse (Brussels), Kitkat (Berlin), Paradiso and Westerunie (Amsterdam), Badaboum (Paris) to name a few. This led him to share DJ booths with Nicole Moudaber, Nina Kraviz, Boris from Berghain, Christian Smith, Monika Kruse, Mark Knight, Chus & Ceballos, Filterheadz, Kaiserdisco, Coyu, Dennis Ferrer, Horse Meat Disco, David Penn, Joey Negro, Satoshi Tomiie and many others.
As a producer, Pagano has released on many labels worldwide:
TOOLROOM, TRONIC, 1605, DEEPERFECT, UNITY, SESSION WOMB, BITTEN, TRANSMIT, FUNK’N DEEP, STEREO, NERVOUS, HOTFINGERS, Cr2, CUBE, ALCHEMY, KULT, PACHA, MINISTRY OF SOUND. In 2015 Pagano launched his own independent label KISM Recordings. His productions have been supported during their DJ sets or Radio Shows by a variety of DJs including CARL COX, ADAM BEYER, PIG & DAN, UMEK, DANNY TENAGLIA, NICOLE MOUDABER, PACO OSUNA, MARK KNIGHT, HI-LO aka OLIVER HELDEN, SKREAM, DUBFIRE, ROGER SANCHEZ, TIESTO, PAUL VAN DYK, BOB SINCLAR and many others. They’ve reached the Top 10 of dance charts in UK, USA, Germany, Italy including Billboard, DMC, Buzz charts and have been played in dance music programmes of many radios including the BBC Radio 1. They’ve stormed the sales charts in all the major digital music stores worldwide including a #4 in the iTunes Dance Album Chart in Europe and five #1s in Beatport House and Techno releases TOP 100 charts.
During the difficult pandemic years, and with the nightlife industry coming to a halt, Pagano lost no focus and kept busy releasing 3 original tracks on Mark Knight’s labels TOOLROOM and TOOLROOM TRAX. These enjoyed support and radio shows plays across the board from TENSNAKE to DAVID GUETTA, from the BBC RADIO 1 to KISS FM. With one of them ‘Peace & Unity’ reaching the Top 10 in both the UK COOL CUTS and the UK UPFRONT CHART. He debuted on CHRISTIAN SMITH’s acclaimed Techno label TRONIC, going on to release a total of 6 tracks since, including his acclaimed ‘Panta Rhei’ and ‘Transfigurations’ EP which ended up hitting the Top 10 in the Beatport Techno TOP 100. Simultaneously Pagano has produced a series of livestreams. Most notably he joined ‘DJ MAG’ Top 100 Alternative Countdown, the BEATPORT Re:connect livestream series over Pride and went on to amass more than 116.000 views on Facebook with his livestream for Tronic Thursdays.
Summer 2022 saw another busy schedule for Pagano when he played Rave The Planet, the new edition of Berlin’s Love Parade, and joined the DJ booth at one of its official after-parties hosted by Tronic and ReVolver / B:East Berlin. These past few months also saw Pagano playing gigs all around the world in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Montreal, Madrid, London, Paris, Cologne, Berlin to name just a few.